mobi ¹ doc If The Dead Rise Not 9781847249425 ¶ Philip Kerr

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mobi ¹ doc If The Dead Rise Not 9781847249425 ¶ Philip Kerr ¶ An instant classic in the Bernie Gunther series with storytelling that is fresher and vivid than ever Berlin 1934 The Nazis have secured the 1936 Olympiad for the city but are facing foreign resistance Hitler and Avery Brundage the head of the US OlTive peace But Bernie discovers that he truly cannot outrun the burden of his past He soon collides with a vicious killer from his Berlin days who is mysteriously murdered not long afterward and an old lover who may be the murderer If the Dead Rise Not is everything fans have come to expect from Philip Kerr twisted intrigue tight plotting uick witted one liners a hang by your thumbs ending and most significant a richer wiser Bernie Gunthe It almost hurts to give a Philip Kerr novel three out of five stars but given how much I have liked the other novels in the Bernie Gunther series it was harder still to give this book a higher ratingAnd it all boiled down to two major issues I had with this novelThe book was divided into two parts The first part takes place in 1934 in Berlin and finds Gunther dealing with American gangsters a beautiful journalist corrupt Nazis oppressed Jews and washed up boxers The story rattles along at a great pace but then ends in a strangely uniue but almost unbelievable way before making way to the second part of the book which takes place in 1954 in Cuba My problem was with the fact that the two stories really have nothing to do with each other except that a few of the survivors from part one limp into part two in what amounts to an almost unbelievable coincidence I enjoyed both stories especially the first part which was a bit visceral but didn't like how Kerr tried to make one relevant to the other It was like he had two separate Bernie Gunther stories in mind then due to his publisher putting pressure on him or the need to spew forth something before the Christmas holidays he mixed and matched the storylines into one less credible pieceProblem number two is with the overall ending Usually Kerr has a neatly packaged little twist that comes as a complete surprise to the reader but this book ends with little than a sad attempt at not one but two plot twisters; neither of which are all that surprising or unexpectedFor all my complaining I still love Bernie Gunther Philip Kerr and this novel had some great scenes and characters surrounding the protagonist I especially love how drab and grey Kerr portrays Nazi Germany and can find little fault with the writer's ability to transport the reader to that very difficult time I can only hope he can transport us back to when the next Bernie Gunther novel was as exciting as the last

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An instant classic in the Bernie Gunther series with storytelling that is fresher and vivid than ever Berlin 1934 The Nazis have secured the 1936 Olympiad for the city but are facing foreign resistance Hitler and Avery Brundage the head of the US Olympic Committee have connived to soft pedal Nazi anti Semitism and convince America to participate Bernie Gunther now the house detective at an upscale Berlin hotel is swept into this world of After six Bernie Gunther mysteries I've moved him into the realm of detectives I know and love and would follow anywhere guys like Donna Leon's Commisario Brunetti or Mankell's Wallender Gunther is funnier or rather Kerr's narration is funnier even while dealing with serious issues like the backwash of Nazism over the 20th Century landscape the moral ambiguity of survival the impossibility of love across the decades and the persistence of evil This episode is both a preuel and a seuel connected entirely by a luscious Jewish writer who arrives during the run up to the 36 Berlin Olympics and then reappears in Bernie's life in pre Castro Havana As always historical characters intermingle with fictionalized people but the emotions and the actions ring true

Philip Kerr Þ If The Dead Rise Not ePub

If The Dead Rise NotInternational corruption and dangerous double dealing caught between the warring factions of the Nazi apparatusHavana 1954 Batista aided by the CIA has just seized power; Castro is in prison; and the American Mafia is uickly gaining a stranglehold on the city's exploding gaming and prostitution industries Bernie who has been unceremoniously kicked out of Buenos Aires has resurfaced in Cuba with a new life seemingly one of routine and rela Bernie Gunther stumbles around 1934 Germany looking for a mystery that will grab the reader's attention No luck though Jumping ahead 20 years to Cuba in the second section of the novel fails to add any interest either just a couple of egregious coincidences that even die hard Gunther fans will find unpardonable And Bernie jokes about EVERYTHING One feels like they are on the case with Henny Youngman or Joan Rivers except they were funny A tedious offering from Kerr